Two New Immune-Evasive Covid-19 Variants Found In UK, Over 700 Cases Detected

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Two new coronavirus strains have appeared in the United Kingdom with more than 700 cases identified across the country, The Independent reported. The new variants detected are XBB and BQ.1. 🚨 BREAKING NEWS: Two new Covid variants found in UK with hundreds of cases detected https://t.co/hkmRohIce0 — The Independent (@Independent) October 28, 2022According to scientists, both XBB and BQ.1 are exceedingly immunological evasive and may potentially be impervious to current vaccines. More than 700 cases are of the mutant BQ.1 variety, as well as 18 cases of the so-called XBB variant, have been identified, The Independent reported. With decreasing immune responses from initial waves of Omicron infection and continued evolution of Omicron variations, reinfections are predicted to increase.
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